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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Silver and blue waters surround Greece in this true-color image acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on August 19, 2004. This year, Athens is host to the 2004 Olympic Games, which first started in Greece over 2,800 years ago (in...
Topics: Where -- Greece, Where -- Athens, Where -- Olympia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6593
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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China, North Korea, and South Korea are all visible in this MODIS true-color image acquired March 11, 2002. Four fires can be seen burning in North and South Korea, and the smoke plume from the northernmost fire is visible even in the 1 km resolution. Dust is in the air over the coasts of North Korea and China, and the waters all along the coast of North and South Korea are tinted with brown swirls of sediment. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/11/02. Data End Date: 3/11/02.
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3087
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The islands of Japan are shown clearly off the coast of North and South Korea, China, and Russia in this true-color image. Running down through the islands are a string of mountains that make up part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” The Ring of Fire is a zone of frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that stretches in a series of arcs from New Zealand, through Indonesia, up through the Philippines, Japan, the Kuril Islands and Kamchatka Peninsula (Russia), across the Pacific Ocean via...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Japan, Where -- Korea, Where -- China, Where -- Russia, Where -- Pacific...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5319
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Along the northern coastline of Algeria, the rugged Atlas Mountains block moisture from the Mediterranean Sea (top) from reaching the interior Sahara Desert. South of the mountains, several impermanent salt lakes appear as grayish patches. Lines of sand dunes are visible in the high-resolution images, especially in the orange sands of the eastern Grand Erg Desert (right of center). This MODIS image was acquired on April 28, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/28/02.
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2800
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow dusts Poland and its neighbors in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from February 25, 2003. MODIS also detected a number of fires in the scene, all of which are marked in red. Countries shown are (clockwise from top left) Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Belarus, the Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS. Data Start Date: 2/25/03. Data End Date: 2/25/03.
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Poland, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Sweden, Where -- Lithuania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5103
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3624
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this stunning view of Japan’ four largest islands on February 20, 2004. The snow-covered southern arm of Hokkaido extends into the upper left corner. Honshu, Japan’s largest island, curves across...
Topic: Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6210
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Atlas Mountains form a barrier between Morocco’s green coastal zone and the northwestern edge of the vast Sahara Desert. This strikingly clear image of northern Morocco was acquired on January 21, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/">Aqua</a> satellite. Along the shore, sediment colors the waters of...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6717
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3394
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow remains on some of the mountains on Honshu (bottom) and Hokkaido (center), Japan, in this true-color MODIS image from April 29, 2002. At the bottom of the image, white streaks mark the passage of airplanes to and from Tokyo. To the north, Russia9s Sakhalin Island appears to be experiencing several fires (red dots). v Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/29/02.
Topics: Where -- Japan, Where -- Tokyo
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2845
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The skies above Greece are exceptionally clear in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired August 3, 2002, and thewaters of the Mediterranean Sea shine silver and blue. Modern-day Greece is a nation of many islands, but in ancient times, Greece was a looseconfederation of city-states that usually only came together as a whole to defend themselves from invaders. But what ancient Greece was most noted forwas being the root of Western philosophy. Socrates, Isocrates, Plato, Aristotle,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Greece, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Athens, Where -- Albania,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3973
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/22/02. Data End Date: 5/22/02.
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3391
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Emerald Isle is featured in this true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from March 18, 2003. From its rocky western coastline, Ireland dips toward a central basin of grassy plains dotted with bogs and lakes. At top left of the image is the Atlantic Ocean, at bottom is the Celtic Sea; at right is the Irish Sea. At bottom right, the St. George´s Channel...
Topics: Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea, Where -- Dublin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5144
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow covers southeastern China, North Korea, and parts of South Korea in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired December 27, 2002. The North Korean capital city of Pyongyang sits about 130 kilometers northwest of the South Korea border, while the South Korean capital city of Seoul sits only about 40 kilometers southeast of the border. MODIS also detected a fire, marked in red, burning on the southern edge of South Korea, about 50 kilometers northwest of the city of Pusan. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS....
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Pyongyang, Where -- Seoul
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4725
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from May 1, 2003, shows southeastern China (top), North Korea (center) and South Korea (bottom). The higher elevations and more northern latitudes are lagging behind the new growth of spring vegetation visible across South Korea. Large areas of North Korea, especially the western coast, are deforested, probably contributing to...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5322
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of western Mexico was acquired from data collected on October 30, 2001. In the upper-right portion of the image are the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains as they pass through the central region of Mexico. Running parallel to the western coastline of Mexico, the Sierra Madre Occidental spans 700 miles, and is one of the 3 mountain chains that comprise the Sierra Madres, the principal mountain system in Mexico.Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest natural lake, shows up as the...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2244
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On May 22, 2002, Svalbard, Norway, tucked inside the Arctic Circle, was showing no signs of spring on land, while in the Barents Sea, ice had begun retreating from the western coastline. This series of images shows the thawing of the sea ice around Svalbard, and also shows snow retreating from the landscape. Patches of brown are showing through, especially along fjords and inlets. Some images show blooms of marine plants called phytoplankton, which create colorful blue and green patterns on the...
Topics: Where -- Svalbard, Where -- Norway, Where -- Barents Sea, Where -- Arctic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3393
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Only a few small clouds hover over Japan’s main island, Honshu, in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured as the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite flew over on the morning of April 21, 2004. To the south, the smaller islands Kyushu (right) and Shikoku (left) are also...
Topics: Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6647
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The oblong shape of the Red Sea cuts diagonally through this true-color Aqua MODIS image from September 29, 2004. The sea's deep, clear blue waters stand out in stark contrast to the pale tan and orange sands of the surrounding deserts in northeastern Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, and the western Arabian Peninsula. Clockwise from upper left, the nations are Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Eritrea (on the coast of the Red Sea), Ethiopia (bottom image edge), and Sudan. At the southern...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6784
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color image of the Middle East was acquired by MODIS on March 8, 2002. Visible in the image are the countries of Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the island of Cyprus. The major bodies of water are the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Nile River. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/8/02. Data End Date: 3/8/02.
Topics: Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Syria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3151
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Caucasus Mountains Turkey.A2003326.0825Snow paints the Caucasus and Anadolu Daglari mountain ranges bright white in stark contrast to the deep greens, browns, and tans of a winter landscape on the shores of two great inland seas: the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Like a broad belt, the Caucasus Mountains stretch from the Black Sea's eastern shores to southwestern of the Caspian Sea, separating southwestern Russia from Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Anadolu Daglari curve around the southern end of...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6158
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4984
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Korean Peninsula hangs down from northeastern China, dividing the murkier waters of Korea Bay (upper left) and the Yellow Sea (lower left) from the clearer, deeper waters of the Sea of Japan. Because the geography of the peninsula is so mountainous, growing crops is an important and challenging endeavor. Over half of the flat lands are planted with rice, and crops like barley, wheat, and bulgur are grown on whatever surfaces that can support them. Since grazing land is almost nonexistent,...
Topics: Where -- China, Where -- Korea, Where -- Yellow Sea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6148
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2656
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On August 7, 2003, the Aqua MODIS instrument acquired this image of Ireland on the first day this summer that most of the island hasn´t been completely obscured by cloud cover. Called the Emerald Isle for a good reason, Ireland is draped in vibrant shades of green amidst the blue Atlantic Ocean and Celtic (south) and Irish (east) Seas. Faint ribbons of blue-green phytoplankton drift in the waters of the Celtic Sea, just south of Dublin.Dublin itself appears as a large grayish-brown spot on the...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Ireland, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Celtic Sea, Where -- Irish Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5744
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On April 5, 2004, the <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite captured this remarkably cloud-free view of Turkey. The country is divided into several geographical regions, clearly visible in this image. In the northeast, the Kuzey Anadolu Mountains run...
Topics: Where -- Turkey, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Aegean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6878
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from May 30, 2002, shows desert sands flowing from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers into the Persian Gulf. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/30/02. Data End Date: 5/30/02.
Topic: Where -- Persian Gulf
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3059
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Sardinia sits between the Mediterranean Sea to the south and west and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the east. To its immediate north is the island of Corsica, which is a part of France. To the east of Sardinia is the middle of the Italian peninsula (not shown). Sardinia glows here with the green blush of spring.Sardinia has had a tumultuous history. Starting in ancient times, the island was occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans; thereafter it was controlled by Vandals,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Tyrrhenian Sea, Where -- France, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5350
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The snow-capped peaks of the Himalaya cut across the center of this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image, captured by NASA’s<a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on January 9, 2004. The tiny country of Nepal hosts the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt. Everest, which has an elevation of 8,848 meters. China sits on Nepal’s...
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6736
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Red dots (or outlines in the high-resolution imagery) indicate MODIS9 detection of thermal anomalies throughout the Philippines on March 29, 2002. In most cases, the anomaly is a fire, for example, all the locations marked on the northernmost island, Luzon. However, south of center, on the southern tip of Negros, the thermal anomaly is likely volcanic activity, and the red dot left of center of the main part of Mindanao (lower right) marks the location of a volcano called Mount Ragang. Sensor:...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Philippines
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2689
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The island of Taiwan sits off of the coast of southern China between the East China Sea, the South China Sea, southwestern Japan’s Nansei-shoto Islands, and the Pacific Ocean. The island is mostly mountainous in the east, but gradually transitions to gently sloping plains in the west. At the northern tip of the island is Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, which appears as a large grayish patch surrounded by dark green. In this image, most of Taiwan’s eastern coast is dotted with low clouds,...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Taiwan, Where -- China, Where -- East China Sea, Where -- South China Sea,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4809
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Brown burn scars pock the landscape across Portugal and Spain. Hot, dry conditions sparked dozens of devastating wildfires in Southern and Central Portugal and Central Spain in the summer of 2003. By the time this image was taken on January 19, 2004, the scars had begun to fade in areas, though the scars in Central Portugal and across the border in Spain are still dark red in the false-color image.In the true color image, Portugal’s capital is clearly visible as a grey region surrounding the...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Spain
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6155
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Persian Gulf, two tectonic plates-rigid pieces of the Earth's crust-are colliding; the Arabian plate (lower left) is running up on the Eurasian plate (upper right). At lower left in the MODIS image is the younger Arabian plate, and it is moving northward to collide with the Eurasian plate. The Persian Gulf (top) and the Gulf of Oman (bottom) were once the site of a rift, a place where two plates pull apart from each other, and the Indian Ocean filled in the widening gap between the two...
Topics: Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Gulf of Oman, Where -- Oman, Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Iran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2363
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color images feature the Indus River Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation made possible by the Indus River, which is visible as a thin black thread heading toward the Arabian Sea in the false-color image. The Indus River has its roots in the Tibetan Himalayas, and is fed from melting snows from three major mountain ranges and five Indian rivers. The Indus River valley was the home of a great ancient civilization - the Indus Valley Civilization - that lasted for about...
Topics: What -- Indus, What -- Aqua, Where -- Arabian Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4985
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Relatively few clouds mar the view of Italy in this <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured on September 19, 2003 by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite. Also visible are France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria from left to right along the snow-capped Alps, and from the top...
Topics: Where -- Italy, Where -- France, Where -- Switzerland, Where -- Germany, Where -- Austria, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5947
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS image from April 17, 2002, shows central Argentina, including the muddy Parana River (image left). This is Argentina's Pampas Region. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/17/02. Data End Date: 4/17/02.
Topic: Where -- Argentina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3000
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image of the northern Philippines shows the island of Luzon and the Cagayan River running in the plains between the Sierra Madre mountain range on the northeast Coast, and the Zambales Mountains to the west. The light-colored, three-pronged shape about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom center of the image is a lagoon to the east of Manila Bay, home of the capital city of the Philippines. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 5/18/01.
Topics: Where -- Philippines, Where -- Manila
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2128
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image provides a cloud-free view of the Middle Eastern countries surrounding the Fertile Crescent. Arching along the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea from the Red Sea through modern-day Syria, and then across to the Persian Gulf in an upside-down “u” shape, the Fertile Crescent is a rich, food growing area in...
Topics: Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Syria, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Iraq,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6114
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image of Morocco was acquired March 19, 2002. Also visible is the southern edge of Spain and northwestern Algeria. The thin strip of water joining the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea is the Strait of Gibraltar. About midway along Morocco's coast on the Atlantic Ocean sits the famous city of Casablanca (visible at the higher resolutions). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/19/02. Data End Date: 3/19/02.
Topics: Where -- Morocco, Where -- Spain, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Mediterranean...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3152
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A few scattered fires burned in southern India on January 14, 2004, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) on NASA’s <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite captured this image. The fires have been marked with red dots. The two mountain ranges of southern India are defined by dark green vegetation that contrasts with the desert landscape....
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6612
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Vast stretches of uninterrupted sand are only one kind of Saharan landscape. This true-color MODIS image from November 9, 2001, reveals a diversity of land surface features, including ancient lava flows and volcanoes. Beginning at upper left and moving clockwise are the countries of Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Chad, and Niger.Evidence of previous volcanic activity in the Sahara can be found in northeastern Chad, in particular, in a region knows as Tibesti. Reaching up out of the surrounding...
Topics: Where -- Algeria, Where -- Tunisia, Where -- Libya, Where -- Chad, Where -- Niger
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2253
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Numerous scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Aqua</a> satellite across southern India on January 31, 2003. Fire are especially concentrated in the Nallamala Hills region of the Eastern Ghats along India’s Indian Ocean...
Topics: Where -- Indian Ocean, Where -- Arabian Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4946
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Carpathian Mountains, of which the Transylvanian Alps form the southern branch, will be forever famous as the home of Vlad “The Impaler”, who was the historical basis of the Dracula myth. These mountains traverse three nations: Poland in the northwest, Ukraine in the center, and Romania in the south. Nestled in between the two ranges is the Transylvanian Basin. Romania is home to the “Paris of the East,” Bucharest, the country´s capital city. Bucharest can be seen as a faint gray...
Topics: Where -- Poland, Where -- Ukraine, Where -- Romania, Where -- Bucharest, Where -- Black Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5348
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from April 27, 2002, shows the beginning of the spring thaw in James Bay, Canada. James Bay is the southern extension of the much larger Hudson Bay, and it separates the province of Ontario (left) from Quebec (right). At the southwestern tip of the Bay, the wetlands around the Moose River appear to be thawing some as well. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/27/02.
Topics: Where -- James Bay, Where -- Canada, Where -- Hudson Bay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2844
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Hundreds of miles off the coast of Portugal, the nine islands of the Azores chains are stretched out over the Atlantic Ocean. This <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image from the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on May 1, 2003, shows seven of the nine islands: (from left to right)...
Topics: Where -- Portugal, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5463
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Often regarded as the southeastern border of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains can be seen here stretching from the Black Sea (left) to the Caspian Sea (right). The mountain range spans 700 miles (1125 km), crossing the countries of Russian Federation, Georgia, and Azerbaijan from left to right respectively. With a snowline of approximately 11,000 feet and peaks such as Mt. Elbrus, that reach 15,000 feet, much of the snow visible in this image is present year round. Also visible in this image are...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Azerbaijan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2581
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Turbid waters surround southern Florida and the Florida Keys in this true-color <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image taken by the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite on December 2, 2003. Clouds of milky blue, green, and tan sediments and microscopic marine organisms (like phytoplankton...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- Virginia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6108
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Between the North and Baltic seas, Denmark points north from Germany toward Norway and Sweden. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image taken by the <a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/">Terra</a> satellite on August 9, 2004, shows almost completely clear skies over the nation, with the exception of thin cirrus clouds over the Kattegat Strait...
Topics: Where -- Baltic Sea, Where -- Denmark, Where -- Germany, Where -- Norway, Where -- Sweden, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6557
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image, acquired March 17, 2002, depicts Northeast India (center, left, and bottom), Nepal (above India), Southern China (above Nepal), and Bangladesh (right edge). A number of fires (red dots) can be seen in India's interior and North and East borders. It is also possible to see the Indian city of Calcutta in the higher-resolution images (bottom right near the delta). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 3/17/02. Data End Date: 3/17/02.
Topics: Where -- Nepal, Where -- China, Where -- Bangladesh
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3069
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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On January 25, 2002, MODIS acquired this image of northwestern Africa, including the countries of Morocco (center), Algeria (right), and the very northern edge of Western Sahara (bottom left). The Atlas Mountains, which run northeasterly across the image, play a large role in Morocco's varied climate. Southwest trade winds from the Mediterranean Sea (upper right) as well as oceanic effects from the Atlantic (left) provide moisture to the temperate northern coastal region of the country, which...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Morocco, Where -- Algeria, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2426
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Like many bodies of water throughout the world, including the North American Great Lakes, the Sea of Azov (right of center) has been facing problems related to eutrophication over the past decades. Eutrophication is the excessive influx of nutrients into waterways and wetlands most often caused by run-off polluted with fertilizers and other chemicals that spur the rapid growth of algae and plants, which die off and decompose, robbing oxygen from the water in the process. Often these blooms of...
Topics: Where -- Sea of Azov, Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Ukraine
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2677
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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A bank of clouds in the Pacific Ocean stretches along the length of California in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 23, 2003. Stretching from the Oregon-California border at top to the San Madre Mountains at bottom, these clouds cover a distance of around 1000 kilometers (over 620 miles). The San Joaquin Valley, which sits at California´s center, runs almost the entire length of the state, and is the home to high concentrations of agriculture, technology, and people. Sacramento,...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- California, Where -- Oregon,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5410
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from May 7, 2002, shows the Rio de la Plata Estuary in Argentina (lower right) filled with sediment. The source of the sediment isn't hard to see, as the Parana River, which cuts down the center of the image, also appears quite murky. On the southern side of the estuary, a grayish patch marks the location of the city of Buenos Aires. In the high-resolution imagery signs of cultivation are everywhere, with rectangular patterns mixed in the natural vegetation of the...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2805
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland's icy exterior hides its steamy volcanic underpinnings. Running roughly northeast to southwest through the island country is the northern part of the vast Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the divergent boundary of the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. The two plates are diverging, essentially pulling Iceland apart, and often resulting in intense sub-glacial volcanic activity.One of Iceland's most active volcanic centers is locked beneath the 8300-km 2 Vatnajvkull Glacier in...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2424
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Palk Strait separates India (upper left) from Sri Lanka (center). This true-color image from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on May 20, 2002, shows the strait filled with bright sediment, while off the northeast tip of Sri Lanka, a dark stain in the waters could be a phytoplankton bloom. On Sri Lanka, much of the native forests have been cleared, but small...
Topic: Where -- Sri Lanka
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3365
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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As the southern tip of South America tapers down to the narrow point of Cape Horn, the long column of the Andes Mountains meets the eastern plains in Patagonia. A part of both Chile, image left, and Argentina, image right, Patagonia is a rugged land known for its penguin colonies, mountain glaciers, and a large petrified forest. The ax-shaped peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean is the Valdes Peninsula. To its north, the land bulges out and becomes green as the arid southern highlands...
Topics: Where -- Chile, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Buenos Aires
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6380
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This MODIS true-color image captured on October 17, 2001, shows Tibet, China. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 10/17/01.
Topic: Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2210
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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All by itself in the central Pacific Ocean sits the most far flung of the United States of America. This true-color <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) image captured by the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on March 15, 2003, shows six of Hawaii´s eight main islands. In an arc from top...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Hawaii
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5178
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Light and dark contrast with each other in this true-color Terra MODIS image of Newfoundland Island and the eastern Canadian coast. Clouds, snow, and sea ice make up the light portions of the image, while land and water provide the dark. Low-level water clouds cover most of the North Atlantic, though thin, high-level cirrus clouds skim across Canada´s Newfoundland province, Newfoundland Island, and Quebec province. Sea ice floats off the Canadian mainland coast in the North Atlantic and in the...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5114
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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For thousands of years, the lower Nile valley (northern end) has been a cradle of civilization. Surrounded by deserts, the Nile river brings much—needed water to the land and people, making the valley into an oasis of agriculture and life. In this true—color Terra MODIS image from August 23, 2003, the valley snakes in a green line from Lake Nasser in southern Egypt to the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, where it widens out into a vast delta. Quite appropriately, the valley resembles the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Apex, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5724
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the Adana (northwest half of image) and Hatay (southeast half) regions of Turkey, a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected by the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on June 6, 2003. These regions are extensively cultivated for agriculture,...
Topics: Where -- Turkey, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Syria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5457
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The dark streak curving northeast across the Atlantic Ocean in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (<a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov">MODIS</a>) image is probably not significantly darker than the surrounding ocean water. Its appearance is likely to be a trick of light. The rest of the ocean is bright and silvery because of sunglint—a phenomenon that occurs when the sun’s light is reflected off a smooth surface into MODIS’ “eye.”...
Topic: Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6395
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Running from the Black Sea in the western part of the image to the Caspian Sea at right, the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains separate Russia (north) from Georgia (south). Central Georgia has some lowland areas, but farther south the terrain climbs again to the Lesser Caucasus. Also visible in the image is the Euphrates River, cutting a green path across the deserts of Syria and Iraq. This image is from MODIS on April 11, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/11/02. Data End Date:...
Topics: Where -- Black Sea, Where -- Caspian Sea, Where -- Russia, Where -- Georgia, Where -- Syria, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3288
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The <a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) on the <a href="http://aqua.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"> Aqua</a> satellite captured this image of fires burning in North and South Korea on April 9, 2004. The fires, which are marked in red dots, may be agriculturally related. However, the peninsula has been experiencing warm spring...
Topics: Where -- Korea, Where -- Sea of Japan, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6676
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true-color images of Indonesia were acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer in mid-May 2002. Fire season was not fully underway in the region, and skies over the large island of Borneo, with Malaysia at its northwest coast, are cloud-covered, but not hazy with air pollution. The horizontally situated island of java appears to be experiencing some haze at its western end, and a few scattered fires (red dots) were detected. These images were acquired on May 17 and 19,...
Topics: Where -- Indonesia, Where -- Malaysia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3623
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow blankets Newfoundland Island and the Newfoundland and Quebec provinces in this true-color Terra MODIS image from December 7, 2002. The snow contrasts sharply against the deep blue of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Atlantic Ocean, both of which are mostly obscured by clouds. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 12/7/02. Data End Date: 12/7/02.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4862
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Snow in central Asia highlights the roads running to Omsk, Russia, which is about 100 kilometers north of eastern Kazakhstan´s border. Omsk shows up as a gray spot against the white, snow covered plains, perched on the banks of the Irtysh River. The higher resolutions of this true-color Aqua MODIS image show the Irtysh clogged with ice and snow to the north of Omsk in the Siberian Plains, and as a pale white line winding through the middle of the city on its way south to Kazakhstan.Right along...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Russia, Where -- Kazakhstan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5228
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Dust hangs in the air over the Red Sea in this true-color MODIS image from March 1, 2002. At the top center of the image, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula juts into the Red Sea, creating the Gulf of Suez (west) and the Gulf of Aqaba (east). Clockwise from Egypt are Israel, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. In the northern portions of Saudi Arabia, ancient lava fields stain the reddish desert sands dark brown. To the southwest, green dots indicate crops being grown using center pivot irrigation. At lower left,...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2535
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Sea ice swirls off of the Newfoundland/Labrador coast in this true-color Aqua MODIS image acquired May 21, 2003. Newfoundland province´s Labrador mainland sits on Canada´s eastern edge in between Labrador Sea to the east and the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the south. The sea ice off the coast is broken up and in the process of melting, and features swirls from the currents of water it floats on. On shore, the land is still dusted with snow in all but the lowest elevations, and so appears as a...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Labrador Sea, Where -- Gulf of St. Lawrence
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5439
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image depicts snow and cloud cover in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The visible lakes are Lake Huron (center left), Lake Erie (lower center left), and Lake Ontario (center right). Very small portions of Lake Superior (upper left corner) and Lake Michigan (below Lake Superior) are also visible. The image was acquired April 6, 2002. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 4/6/02. Data End Date: 4/6/02.
Topics: Where -- United States of America, Where -- Michigan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3218
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Normally obscured by clouds, Bolivia is amazingly clear in this true-color MODIS image acquired June 20, 2002. Bounded by Brazil to the north and west, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, and Peru and Chile to the east, Bolivia is completely landlocked. A good portion of Bolivia is dominated by the Andes, but it also lays claim to lush forests and pasture lands in the Amazon Basin.Bolivia's agricultural crops include soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, and timber....
Topics: Where -- Bolivia, Where -- Brazil, Where -- Paraguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Peru, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3261
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color MODIS image from December 27, shows the southern U.S. states (from left to right) of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the far western panhandle of Florida. Sediment from the Mississippi River, running roughly down the center of the image, fills the Delta as it opens into the Gulf of Mexico. Mixed with the tan sediment are blue and green swirls that indicate a bloom of tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton. Such blooms can culminate in red tides, in which toxins given...
Topics: Where -- Texas, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Alabama, Where -- Florida, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2364
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Terra MODIS instrument captured this true-color image of snowcovering the mountain ranges of (clockwise from top left) Austria, Slovakia, theUkraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Yugoslavia,Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia. The two major ranges shown are theTransylvanian Alps in Romania and the Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria.On the bottomleft is the Adriatic Sea, and just visible at the bottom center is the AdriaticSea. Across the Adriatic is the Italian...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Austria, Where -- Slovakia, Where -- Hungary, Where -- Romania, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4571
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by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Once used by Alexander the Great in his effort to conquer the known world, the high-altitude passes of the Hindu Kush remain important trade and travel routes. Glaciers and heavy snowfall are ever-present features of these mountains, which rise to 7,692 meters (26,236 feet) in height.Straddling the borders between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, the Hindu Kush is heavily populated. Though the valleys are heavily irrigated, growing crops at such high altitudes and low temperatures is...
Topics: What -- Indus, Where -- The Valley, Where -- Pakistan, Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Kazakhstan,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6159
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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These true- and false-color images from the <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) show the Amazon River in northern Brazil. The images from June 10, 2002, show the mouth of the Amazon where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The images from June 11, 2002, show the more interior portions of the river. The true-color imagery show the heavy sediment (brownish water) at the...
Topics: Where -- Brazil, Where -- Atlantic Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2995